Acme Packet Reviews

Updated June 8, 2014
Updated June 8, 2014
31 Reviews
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  1.  

    A great ride

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Acme Packet

    Pros

    One of the best companies to work. Amazing culture and the best people to work with.

    Cons

    Lack of bonus or performance appraisal

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Acme Packet full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best company culture I've ever worked in

    Cons

    Company was sold which totally changed the culture.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Love the atmosphere.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Acme Packet full-time

    Pros

    Great company. Very employee focused. Everyone knows everyone else, even the CEO.

    Cons

    Not a great 401K plan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a better 401K plan.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Experience at Acme packet

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    Current Employee - Marketing Program Manager
    Current Employee - Marketing Program Manager

    I have been working at Acme Packet full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    great work culture. Post Oracle acquisition

    Cons

    Highly political and very low communication within departments.

  6.  

    Software Engineer

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bedford, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bedford, MA

    I worked at Acme Packet full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people to work. People are friendly and collaborate. There are lots of projects going.

    Cons

    Acme is changing a lot. Now it is more of corporate culture. If you want to grow in Acme you should play politics. In some teams there is lot of sycophancy is going. Many engineers are experts in their own domains, but some times feeds on other people ideas and claims
    their own. There is not more pure engineering, but more subjective solutions.

    There is not much work and life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think management has to keep in place a procedure to protect their company intellectual by avoiding sycophancy culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great bunch of people, inconsistent pace of work

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bedford, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bedford, MA

    I worked at Acme Packet full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people here are top notch in almost all cases, the code base is ok to excellent. Managers are almost all good people (not always ruthlessly competent but generally great people nonetheless)

    People within company make an effort to enjoy life and work.

    Tools and development environment was constantly under improvement and by the end they had some pretty slick build/delivery/test processes.

    Cons

    Oracle acquisition has created some dark clouds on the horizon, eg: attrition of top talent, added bureaucracy. This may result in change of a lot of the pros listed above, hard to say.

    When I was there they were hiring like mad, to the point of excess. There were people hired with literally nothing to do for months. The pace of work also tended to ebb and flow and there were often big slowdowns with little to do. There were never any layoffs to match this so that is a good thing but I wish they were better at project management and hiring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sorry to say but in most cases engineering departments are overstaffed or under worked, depending how you look at it. There are two ways to rectify this, the preferred would be to speed up the approval of new features and platforms.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good and Bad

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Burlington, MA

    I worked at Acme Packet full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Small teams.
    Everyone knows everyone.
    Good opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    Poor salaries and stock options

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    good culture, changing as the company got acquired

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA

    I have been working at Acme Packet full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good people, flexibility, perks, good facilities

    Cons

    low salary, after oracle acquisition - bad culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay people more money

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bedford, MA

    I have been working at Acme Packet full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good culture, lots to learn and good bunch of people

    Cons

    Not sure how it will fit into Oracle's big picture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    The Golden Years

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer

    I have been working at Acme Packet full-time

    Pros

    It was great fun working for a company that was on the up and up

    Cons

    Political leadership at times, if you were in the wrong group you had no career moves

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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